Martagon Lily

The common name comes from the style of turban adopted by the Turkish ruler, Sultan Mohammed 1, which was known as a martagon and had a similarly pendulous shape. Hence, too, the alternative alias – Turk’s cap lily.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Pat Benson says:

    that is awesome! I’ve never seen that flower before.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They don’t seem to be very common, but I occasionally come across them in National Trust grounds. They are lovely.

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